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5th Annual Halifax oyster festival

Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5, 2019

5th ANNUAL HALIFAX OYSTER FESTIVAL

CANADA’S
BIGGEST RAW BAR

Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5, 2019

5th ANNUAL
HALIFAX OYSTER FESTIVAL

CANADA’S
BIGGEST
RAW BAR

Friday & Saturday
October 4 & 5
2019

2019 SCHEDULE

Friday and Saturdays

The Pearl Jam Tour

Shane Beehan is leading a field trip to explore Halifax’s oyster and cocktail scene. Visit five different locations with designated driving provided by Taste Halifax.

October 4, 7-10pm

Friday evening

The festival kicks off the first amateur round of the Nova Scotia Shucking Championship. Raw oysters, local libations and a live band kick off this year's festival. 19+

october 5, 12-3pm

Saturday afternoon

Raw oysters, local libations and great food during the day plus round two of the amateur Nova Scotia Shucking Championship makes for a wonderful afternoon. 

octover 5, 7-10pm

Saturday evening

A high-energy evening to end the festival, where bragging rights for the Nova Scotia Shucking Championship is up for grabs. Oysters, drinks, good eats and a live band! 19+

PAST PARTICIPATING OYSTER FARMS

New at the festival

If you've been to the festival before, you might be wondering if it could get any better. The answer is it can, and it did!

Slurp and stay package

For visitors coming to Halifax for Oyster Fest, we've put together a special package with the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. Stay on the waterfront, slurp at the festival and enjoy.

Shucking Competition

Halifax Oyster Festival is home to the Nova Scotia Oyster Shucking Championship. This year the festival will rename the trophy to the John Bil Memorial Trophy in honour of John Bil, "icon in Canadian seafood" according to restauranteur David McMillan. Bil was a host and judge in the first year's of the Halifax Oyster Festival and was very generous with his time and wisdom.  The Friday and Saturday afternoon sessions open to amateur shuckers. Saturday night is PRO TIME. Compete for bragging rights and cash. JF Daigle from Maison BeauSoleil is the 2017 champion.

2019 FESTIVAL PARTNERS

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